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opportunity for americans. at a time when our deficit has been cut in half, it enables us to meet our obligations to future generations without a mountain of debt. this adheres to the spending principles members of both houses and both parties agreed to. it also builds on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth, and security initiative, that invests in our economic priorities in a smart way that is fully paid for by making smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and well-connected. i will give you an example. right now our tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save, even after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole, we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know the country that wins the race for new technology will win the race for new jobs, so this budget creates 45 high-tech manufacturing hubs where businesses and universities will partner to turn groundbreaking research into new indus
loophole -- that would reduce the deficit with 3.4 trillion in new revenue. will be onell capitol hill defending the budget. as will chuck hagel and jack lew. will travel to new hampshire to rally support for the budget. before that, we will focus on the proposal, getting your take and drilling down into your numbers. democrats, (202) 585-3880. republicans, (202) 585-3881. independents, (202) 585-3882. send us a tweet, @cspanwj. we can also read your comments on facebook.com/cspan and you can e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. here's what the president had to say about his budget. [video clip] we have to decide if we're are going to make smart investments. our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. we have to decide if we're going to keep squeezing the middle class or reduce deficits responsibly while taking steps strengthen the middle class. approach my budget offers. that is why i will fight for this year and in the years to come. talking about his $3.9 trillion budget. this is president obama's 2015 budget, it spends too much, borrows too much, and taxes too much. it re
time as governor. in my understanding the 2014 budget would reduce the projected deficit. general expenses were down by nearly $200 million during the second half of last year and expected revenue is up. the governor has made these efforts with the goal of having a balanced budget by 2015, something we could all work towards. a goal that i applaud as you know, as i understand and have seen progress is being made. the senate should do everything that we can to encourage economic development across our country, including in the commonwealth of puerto rico. we need to work as partners in the con -- in confronting its high energy costs, double-digit unemployment and continuing resolution. as we support self-determination, we should ensure that our focus on political status does not prevent us from addressing the immediate economic needs of the commonwealth of puerto rico. i want to thank you for the time to speak and join my colleague on this important issue and senator wicker, i look forward for your support of a fair and open process in looking forward to working with you on this. m
this bill would have increased the deficit. if you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought in it. joining me is the chair of the senate committee on affairs, the senator from vermont. they said the multi-billion dollar bills face to make necessary reforms. what do you say to that? >> i say they're dead wrong and so does virtually every veterans organization in the country representing millions of veterans. chris, what i have learned since i've been chairman of the veterans committee is the cost of war is much deeper and more significant than i think most people know. we're talking about hundreds of thousands of young men and women coming back from iraq and afghanistan with ptsd and tbi. we're talking about 2,300 of you're soldiers who suffered wounds so that they're unable too have babies. we're talking in terms of older veterans, you have women, wives staying home taking care of disabled vets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week who get virtually no kinds of support from the federal government. you're talking about young people who were
to the federal deficit. h.r. 3370 enables congress to develop a long-term solution that protects local economies and holds government accountable. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from maine seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. pin grow: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i want to talk for two girls from maine. they both celebrated their eighth birthdays last month and are in second grade. ms. pingree: since their presents are just days apart they decided to have a joint birthday present. instead of presents, they asked for people to bring the most needed items from the food pantry. there was never a suggestion from a parent or teacher to do this, they planned it all themselves. i agree with their teach whore said, these two girls have some of the biggest hearts she's ever seen. their compassion and generosity is inspiring and i want to recognize and
're against deficits. this or that program. we know they're against obamacare. great. what are they for? >> right. as you pointed out in the beginning, congressman camp held hearings all over the country. he's listen eed to a lot of people. much of what came out of those hearings which is to say, i believe there is broad political support in the country going in that direction. republicans should take advantage of that. >> thank you all. >>> when we come back, the pentagon proposing to slash the army to pre-world war ii levels. what it means for the interests abroad next. this program is brought to you by blue emu. it would fast. with my friends, we'll do almost anything. out for drinks, eats. i have very well fitting dentures. i like to eat a lot of fruits. love them all. the seal i get with the super poligrip free keeps the seeds from getting up underneath. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. a lot of things goi
he is recommending for each show agency and the deficit projections for 10 years. they say it will be low work, but how to make at work. obama will not be including the chain cpi proposal. inflation is measured that would have the effect of lowering social security benefits and other federal benefits. the aarp andsed by liberals in congress. arguing itthat out, was a all a branch for republicans. not willing to do a big deal on the deficit in order to get things under control. by taking that out, they will lose 230 billion or so in deficit reduction. already we know one of the ways will be assuming the senate passes and immigration overall. go much does that cost you these are the kinds of things we will be looking for. perhaps the least effective budgets we have seen in years because congress are it has a toplines appropriations number for this year. they are are ready holding hearings. this is entitlement overhaul out of the midterm. how is the budget actually released today, and to are the surrogates that the white house is sending to capitol hill over the next coming da
security is our deficits, our debt. it's going to crowd out other spending. it threatens our economic viability, our growth potential, and it actually places us at risk for some financial crisis in the years to come. so i -- our voters deserve better. and look at how they tend to maneuver this legislation. it's just so absurd sometimes. we should laugh about it if it weren't so serious, and it is serious. the sanders bill, the veterans' bill that we are being told we must vote for or they will accuse us of being unkind and unsupportive and unsympathetic to our veterans. that day's over. we're not going to be intimidated on this. we're going to do the right thing for veterans and america. this bill would exceed the spending limits for the current fiscal year that congress and other -- and the president agreed to just three months ago. initially -- and it gets worse in the outer years, it would clearly add another $260 million in mandatory spending and authorize another $182 million this year, fiscal year 2014 we're already in, $182 million. and it gets worse. so we agreed in 2011, augu
. at a time when our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years we have to decide if we're going to keep squeezing the middle class or reduce deficits responsibly while taking steps to grow the middle class. >> that was president obama outlining his $4 trillion budget for 2015 setting the stage for another budget fight. it calls for growing are the tax expansion. the president says he's paying for all of this by closing loopholes, one of which is wall street's favorite loophole which allows hedge fund managers to count their investments as income instead of capital gains. many think it faces a long road because of republicans in the house. to walk us through the budget battle, jimmy williams, an opinion writer for u.s. news.com and an msnbc contributor. how are you? >> how are you, hello. >> i want to start with one of the more important things which is that child care tax credit. this is big for people. when you look at the numbers from the white house, you're talking about well over 1.5 million people effected, $600 for a lot of folks with children under five years old. my view
not a wit of care to the working and unemployed. they talk about obsessions with deficits and debt. and then they refuse to raise revenue in any form or fashion. >> advertisement reform with the chained cpi last year. they don't back him when he is trying to do what they say they want to do. >> they predicate their position on ignorance. and nobody actually calling them out. i mean, the sound that you played at the beginning of this segment, that's the -- that's all you need to know about the republican party. on the one hand, on the other hand. and in the meantime, if you ever ask them for a meaningful piece of policy, of governable policy, they have nothing. >> you know the guy's running around a big arena, trying to get to the farthest right. well, they always want to be the hardest rail to the right. take a look at lindsey graham here, who seems oftentimes a reasonable guy, but he is so scared of looking reasonable because it will get him killed in south carolina. on twitter he wrote today, isn't it original? it started with benghazi. when you kill americans and nobody pays a p
's ever proposed for, not for reducing deficit but more domestic spending. we've had huge spending increases, so those are such nonstarters, i don't see how you get common ground. granted, we're living under another budget agreement for now. but it's clear he's moving farther to the left to try and -- for those reasons and he's not trying to move to the middle. >> congressman, you said that three times, he's moved to the left, it's a nonstarter. does that mean i can't ask you about closing loopholes or -- >> yeah, sure, go ahead. >> are there any ways in which you all could maybe come to something and end up with one or two or three of these things and get some of the things that you want? >> yeah, so we just -- our chairman of the ways and means committee, dave camp, put out a specific discussion draft of tax reform, which does just that. it closes loopholes. instead of using the money for spending which increases the deficit -- he has $1.8 trillion in tax increases, half goes for spending. we're saying take the loophole closures and use it to lower tax rates to grow the economy.
the chronic deficits in the national flood insurance program. they are sort of undoing their work to provide some relief. on the energy bill, the house is going to be taking up among other things a measure that would restrict the epa's restriction of carbon emissions by coal powered power plants. this is a big change in utilities. it would require any epa carbon solution limits to be based on existing technology. it is going to be a theme this week. there'll be several energy bills, just like there was a theme this last week about .xcessive regulation >> atrial bettelheim with cq roll call, we think you for your look ahead. as always, sir, thanks for your time. >> my pleasure. thanks. told both ase students and as a nation in terms of popular imagination is that there are all kinds of citizens and marches and demonstrations that occur. but they are really done by these famous, iconic people. basically, rosa parks, who was just so tired that she refused to get up from the bus in montgomery, alabama, and sparked a bus boycott, and basically, a young preacher, who even the president referred to
-- with respect to egypt, i think the report documents objectively and in detail persistent concerns and deficits over the course of the year in the previous government with respect to freedom of association, freedom of abusesy, security force and protections of religious minorities. we are working with the egyptian government in trying to offer engagement and support to offer civilian government and inclusive democracy in egypt. >> go ahead, steve. >> i want to ask about the human rights situation for the palestinians under occupation. issued itsernational own human rights report dedicated to the palestinians where it points to an alarming abuse of force in 2013 that resulted in the deaths of twice in 2011 and 2012 combined. we take very seriously seek information from the government of israel about these, the report on the occupied territories reports human rights violations by hamas in significant amounts and by the palestinian authority. it also notes in the case of israeli authority, documentation of excessive force and restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of movement. i would j
budget deficits, and the economy tanked. the problem with barack obama is not that he changed bush's policies but rather that he did not change them. he took the worst of them and doubled down. he's added $6. trillion to the national debt. meaning that i had -- meaning that today's young people will have to pay back $56,000 plus interest per household to their future taxes for nothing more than to pay for this administration's overspending. he seized 1/6 of the american economy that provides our health care and well on the way to wrecking it for millions of american families, costing them their health plans, their doctors, their savings, and their security. his increased annual taxes by -- he's increased taxes, averaging about $4,00 for every household in america. he made a lot of promises that turned out not to be true. he promised that massive government spending would produce prosperity. instead average personal incomes declined $2,00 during his presidency and food stamp dependency's at an all-time high. nearly one in six americans is now living in poverty, including 22% of all
-authorization that passed congress with bipartisan support , and reduces the annual budget deficits by $16. billion over 10 years. industry professionals across my home state of pennsylvania and nationally, including farmers, foresters, conservationists, researchers, and policy advocates have praised the law as an historic improvement. the federal agriculture policy that will improve land management, support key areas of economic activity, and bolster important investments in education and applied research. susan benedict, an american tree pharmacist thames certified forest owner from state college, pennsylvania, stated, and i quote, as a pennsylvania tree farmer i can happily say this farm bill was well worth the wait. with the promotion of new market opportunities and the biobased markets program and green building markets, improved access to critical conservation programs, an increased regulatory certainty when protecting water quality of my forestings rose, this farm bill is truly the best farm bill yet forests. i applaud the conference committee members for championing strong forestry provisions such
. the white house has made the case that the president's/two deficit has been mitigated. 's slash toidents deficit has been mitigated. on the front page of "the washington post," the republican response. the budget from the republicans will focus on welfare reform. a 204yan will publish page critique, questioning the efficacy of dozens of initiatives and underscoring where republicans say consolidation or spending reductions are needed. democrats line. caller: my name is patrick. i want to talk about the guy that just called talking about the revolt that he wants people to revolt in america. this guy is sitting on his high somewhere,e suburbs eating snickers bars. we are not going to go there. ukraine is a part of russia. it has been a part of russia for the last couple hundred years. we all know that. america, the european union, they have no business in the affairs of russia and ukraine. america needs to clean up its own house before you can go overseas. those folks are fighting for independence. host: that as a last call. we continue on with our discretion about ukraine. josh rogin will
in new tax. he cuts the military greatly in my opinion not for deficit reduction but for more domestic spending. it just shows the priorities have moved farther to the left and the point i'm trying to make here we have three years left of this administration and we have divided government. normally in a situation like that you would try to fine common ground, work forward common ground. he's moving away from that and tacked hard to the left. yes you could say that's because we're in an election year and that may be why. it's happening nevertheless. i don't know the reasons but he's moving to the left and it makes it hard to bridge to the gap. >> democrats will say they have tried to extend a hand and have not been reciprocated. >> we have a budget agreement. i want to see us build on that success. >> give me a preview of what the paul ryan budget will look like. in years past a lot of the saving have come from overhauling medicare and medicaid. are those proposals include in the paul ryan 2015 budget. >> those programs are going bankrupt and need to be restored, need to be solvent beli
, eliminate all of that, we would still be running a deficit of half of one dollar trillion each year. room,e elephant in the the big animal in the room, the gorilla in the room that everyone is avoiding is a mandatory spending. , we will address that keep digging ourselves further and further in the hole. that is the real problem and we are trying to, like i say, solve it. on the backs of the military. that can't be done. guest: you are going to hear that a lot. we are solving our problems on the back of the military. he is right, discretionary spending is a small piece of this at the end of the day, but in the broader picture there has across themade federal budget. this is a big piece of discretionary spending. i think it is about half of what we spend on discretionary spending. it is a big piece of the pie to look at. we are in a time of change for the military. this is a time when we can reevaluate put the military should be doing and how much should be spending in this nation's history. active military outside of los angeles, california, good morning. caller: thank you for having me o
debt, not vets. with $17 trillion in debt and massive annual deficits, our country faces a fiscal crisis of unparalleled scope. now is not the time in any federal department to spend money we don't have. to be sure, there's much to like in the sashed sanders bill and e components were presented as separate, smaller as part of a carefully considered long-term strategy to reform the v.a., hold leadership accountable and improve service to veterans, we'd have no problem expending enthusiastic support. as with many bloated legislative projects in today's washington, the overreaching and overpromising in this bill will only lead to disappointment and recriminations as the high cost and unanticipated consequences are revealed. that will be followed by demands for an entirely new round of comprehensive reforms and the cycle will begin anew. congress should go back to the drawing board, assume a more modest approach and take up these proposals on an individual basis. that's the better path to achieving enduring and effective reform and accountability for the services we provide to our vet
the deficit, is true as well. c.b.o. tells us that from the ten-year period covering the enactment of the law to a decade later, we're going to save about $1.2 trillion beyond what we additionally estimated. current trajectories we are going to be $250 billion under c.b.o.'s initial estimate for federal health care expenditures on an annual basis. that's big savings to the taxpayers, and when you combine that with the millions of americans who have coverage, you can see how the affordable care act is working. now, there is still work to do, and there are going to be debates on the floor of the senate about ways in which we could change and fix the affordable care act. we're reordering 1/6 of the american economy. there is no doubt going to be bumps along the road and no doubt going to be places where we can find bipartisan agreement on how we can fix the act, make it work even better. but the answer from our republican colleagues has been pretty simple so far. it has been to simply repeal the law. they say they want to repeal and replace it, but we have yet to see any evidence of that replace
. it was about $11 billion in deficit this year. the new government in kiev said the country is going to need about $35 billion over the next two years just to survive. the i.m.s. is working on a plan along with the european union and united states, saying they're going to try and help but can't do anything until there is a government in place because an official government hahas to those kind of requests and the e.u. and i.m.f. can't negotiate with anything other than official governments. they need a prim minister, a cabinet and that's all underway. it's supposed to be in place by thursday but still a long road ahead for ukraine. >> all right, jennifer glasse in ukraine, thank you very much. in our next hour, we will be taking a closer look at ukraine's former prime minister and her role in shape that go countries future. these are live images coming out of parliament in ukraine and as you can see, the tensions there still exist. also viktor yanukovych still a man on the run. >> the u.s. state department is expelling three venezuelan diplomats, just days after a group of american officials
amendment, legislation i support that will not add to the deficit. i amal cosponsor of this legislation, which provides -- i am a cosponsor of this legislation, which provides advanced appropriations for v.a. mandatory accounts, improves services and benefits for victims of military sexual trauma, enhances benefits for survivors and dependents of deceased or disabled veterans, encourages the hiring of veterans, and unlike the sanders' bill is fully paid for. as for the iran sanctions language in the burr amendment, as i noted yesterday, there is significant disagreement between the president and many members from both parties in both the house and the senate concerning the best way to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. the iranian regime has carried out its best attempt at a charm offensive to forestall not only the implementation but the legislative consideration of even tougher sanctions, should the regime fail to fulfill its commitments, according to november's interim agreement. the interim agreement included a joint plan of action, agreed to by iran. according to that jo
be running a deficit of a half trillion dollars a year. the real problem, the, i was going to say elephant, but i'm saying the big animal in the room, gorilla in the room that, that everybody's avoiding is the mandatory spending. and unless we address that, we're just going to keep digging ourselves further and further in the hole. and that is the real problem. and we're trying to, like i say, solve it on the backs of our military. can't be done. >> excuse me. what are your priorities for marking up the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill? >> getting it done by october 1st. that is by main, and you're going to hear, that is all i'm going to be talking about between here and october because i'm really concerned. i brought that up in the meeting with the big eight and secretary and general dempsey. it is incumbent upon us to get that done. last year we got the defense authorization bill done on the last day the senate was in session. or we would have missed it. now we have passed that bill every year for 51 years and some people think we have to do it for 52 years because we've done
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